Category: History of economic thought

Working paper 3/2018

Shackle: an enquirer into choice Marina Bianchi – Sergio Nisticò Dipartimento di Economia e Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale September, 2018 Abstract: Despite the several attempts to rework Shackle’s ideas using alternative non-mainstream approaches, Shackle

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Working Paper 1/2016

Some notes on Gossen’s ‘submerged and forgotten’ approach to consumption and time Sergio Nisticò January, 2016 Abstract: Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810-1858) — a civil servant who, in 1854, published at his expense the book Entwickelung der Gesetze des menschlichen Verkehrs

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Working paper 2/2015

At the origin of the notion of “creative goods” in economics: Scitovsky and Hawtrey Antonio Bariletti and Eleonora Sanfilippo October, 2015 Abstract: The notion of “creativity” has assumed a growing importance in the recent economic literature on happiness, motivations and

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Working paper 1/2015

Disappointment and Public action: Albert Hirschman’s ways of complicating economic theory Marina Bianchi April, 2015 Abstract: In his essay Against Parsimony (1985), Hirschman argued in favor of “complicating” rather that simplifying economic theory. This paper focuses on two of the

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